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    July 12, 2011
    4:30 - 5:00am EDT  

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summer swelter. a blistering heat wave, producing triple-digit temperatures, smothers the eastern half of the nation. debt dilemma. neither side seems willing to give in at the debt talks, as the clock ticks toward what could be an economic meltdown. and potter mania. calling all muggles, the boy wizard's final film makes its calling all muggles, the boy wizard's final film makes its american debut. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we begin with the brutal and dangerous heat wave that's engulfed much of the nation. it's the kind of extreme heat
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that takes your breath away after just a few minutes outside. this morning the high temperatures are moving east. heat advisories, watches and warnings are posted from the central and southern plains all along the eastern seaboard. at least one heat-related death has been reported. and power grids are straining to keep up with demand. forecasters warn the scorching temperatures and high humidity are expected to continue for much of the week. even in parts of the country where scorching summer is expected, this is triple-digit torment. >> lazy all the time. >> it's awful. >> awful. >> burning heat. >> reporter: parts of the deep south and plains have seen 100 degrees or hotter for at least ten days in a row. and there's no relief in sight. for farmers, already counting their losses from record drought, this is not the forecast they had in mind. trey land's family has been working this land for generations. he'll survive this year, but after that, it's anyone's guess.
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>> we can borrow money to put in another crop. but, another failure after that would probably be devastating. >> reporter: and where the country is getting rain, it's too much, too fast. sudden fast-moving storms ripped across the midwest monday, tearing roofs from homes, and trees from the ground. leaving almost a million customers without power, and one man dead in michigan. >> the garage pretty much collapsed, blew right over on top of him. he was pinned down by the rafters. his wife also was in there with him. she managed to crawl out. >> reporter: areas hit by those storms are expecting another round of severe weather today. as for the east coast, the new heat wave is expected to last throughout the week. so get ready. the heat is also on in washington, where efforts to slash the nation's debt continue to come up short. the president and congressional leaders will meet again today. but yesterday's session produced more contentious debate, and no
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progress. the president insists, though, that an agreement will be reached, but timing is running out. joel brown is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, betty. this will be the third straight day of debt limit negotiations at the white house. neither side seems to be budging, and many think now it's going to take some bold, fresh, new ideas to find a compromise. president obama wants lawmakers to return to the negotiating table with fresh ideas to tackle the deficit. he'll sit down with congressional leaders this afternoon, after failing to reach a compromise monday. >> it's not going to get easier. it's going to get harder. so, we might as well do it now. pull off the band aid. eat our peas. >> reporter: both sides agree on roughly $1.7 trillion of the $.4 trillion in proposed spending cuts but they're still at odds over raising taxes. >> it takes two to tango and they're not there yet. >> reporter: the president turned up the pressure monday, rejecting gop plans for a short-term measure. >> we don't manage our affairs
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in three-month increments. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner agrees the deal to raise the debt limit must be reached before next month but he's not budging on tax hikes. he says they can't be part of the package. >> the american people will not accept, and the house cannot pass, a bill that raises taxes on job creators. >> reporter: boehner is under growing pressure from fellow republicans, especially new house members, who campaigned on promises of lower taxes. democrats, on the other hand, are vowing to oppose medicare and social security cuts. >> i'm prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. and i expect the other side should be willing to do the same thing. >> reporter: the president says failure to reach a deal in time could trigger another recession. possibly throwing millions of more people out of work. so president obama has said getting a deal done will require some politically painful decisions. in fact, the ap is reporting that the president is willing to
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discuss raising the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. in exchange, republicans would have to allow the bush-era tax cuts to expire at the end of 2012. betty? >> time is ticking on a possible deal. okay, joel brown in washington. joel, thank you. funeral services will be held today for former first lady betty ford. ford died on friday at the age of 93. the services will be held at a california church. but ford will be buried alongside her husband in grand rapids, michigan, on thursday. first lady michelle obama and former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton plan to attend today's service. the half-brother of afghan president hamid karzai was reportedly killed this morning in southern afghanistan. ahmed wali karzai was shot dead inside his home in kandahar province according to a senior government official. it appears he was killed by a bodyguard. he has been head of the kandahar provincial council. he was also one of the most powerful men in southern afghanistan. it's alleged that he played a prominent role in the
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afghanistan drug trade. the united states has formally protested and sharply condemned yesterday's attack on the u.s. embassy in syria. the u.s. said about 300 protesters breached the embassy wall in damascus, chanting anti-american slogans before marine guards regained control. the mob broke windows and spray-painted embassy walls but there were no injuries. the u.s. ambassador's residence was also attacked. secretary of state hillary clinton said president bashar al assad is not serious about reform, and not indispensable. >> from our perspective, he has lost legitimacy, he has failed to deliver on the promises he's made. he has sought and accepted aid from the iranians as to how to repress his own people. >> the french embassy was also attacked. three embassy employees were injured. an online activist group says it's hacked a major u.s. contractor, stealing tens of thousands of military passwords.
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the group, called anonymous, says it stole some 90,000 encrypted pass words from booz allen hamilton. the passwords were linked to military users that could be used to hack into military inboxes. the pentagon says it is aware of the incident. wikileaks founder julian assange is due in a london court today. assange is fighting extradition to sweden, where he's accused of sexual misconduct. assange supporters fear sweden will send him to the u.s., where his release of classified documents is being investigated by a federal grand jury. french banker dominique strauss-kahn's next court date has been delayed until august. prosecutors say they want more time, and they admit the woman who accused dsk of sexual assault lied about some of her actions. defense lawyers hope the charges will be dropped. whitey bulger's longtime girlfriend catherine greig will be in court again tomorrow. at a bail hearing yesterday an fbi agent testified greig aided
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the former boston mob boss during their 16 years on the run. and a piece of space junk no longer threatens today's spacewalk at the international space station. sunday's docking by space shuttle "atlantis" actually bumped the two vessels out of harm's way. the space junk, a piece of an old satellite, will now miss the station by 11 miles. monday "atlantis" astronauts delivered a year's worth of food and supplies for the space station. just ahead on the "morning news," an illuminating vote on capitol hill. plus, buckle up, it is the car george jetson would love. this is the "cbs morning news." [ female announcer ] it follows you wherever you go. it's a cloud of depression. and although you've been on an antidepressant for at least six weeks,
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up a freeway on-ramp. police say the chase started when they tried pulling the driver over for having his headlights off. almost 1,000 people gathered in texas for the funeral of a baseball fan. the wife and son of shannon stone were joined by hundreds of firefighters who walked in a procession for one of their own. he was remembered as a good dad who loved baseball. stone fell to his death last thursday trying to catch a ball at a texas rangers game. on the "cbs moneywatch," a high-flying way to beat rush hour traffic, and the battle of the bulb. ashley morrison is here in new york with the latest on all of these interesting stories today. ashley? >> that's right, the bulb, not the bulge, betty. good morning, everyone, asian markets tumbled today on fears italy and spain may need a bailout. tokyo's nikkei dropped almost a percent while hong kong's hang seng fell almost 1.5%. those same concerns made for wall street's worst day in a month. traders are also getting increasingly worried about the debt ceiling talks here at home. when the closing bell rang, the
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dow was down 151 points. the nasdaq lost 57, and the s&p 500 was off 2%. one analysis of the government jobs report released on friday shows how few american adults are currently employed. while the unemployment rate is technically 9.2%, an analysis by the atlantic magazine shows just 58.2% have a full-time job. that matches the low seen earlier during the recession, but not quite as bad as the 53% seen in 1983. today, congress will battle over what kind of light bulbs you're allowed to buy. house republicans want to overturn a law that requires light bulbs to be more energy efficient. opponents of the law say the government is overstepping its bounds. the white house says that while more efficient bulbs are more expensive, they last longer, and will save billions in energy costs. and buckle up, betty, the first flying car is about to hit the road, and the air.
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the department of transportation has granted an exemption that will allow the terra fugia transition to be driven on public roads. the unique craft is actually a two-seat prop plane that is capable of driving at highway speeds. it is expected to enter production late in 2012. it should sell for around $250,000. and betty, all i have to say is, if i saw that coming at me in my rear view mirror -- >> i would freak out. >> me, too. >> $250,000? really? >> yeah, that's pretty expensive. >> i won't be having one of those any time soon. all right. catch a ride with somebody else. ashley morrison joining us live here in new york. thank you. they say everything is bigger in texas. and in this case, they are right. jamichael brown weighed 16 pounds 1 ounce when he was born friday in long view. look at him. his mother had actually gestational diabetes, which often results in bigger newborns for many mothers. but jamichael is not the biggest baby ever born, believe it or
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. new york, thunderstorms, 97. miami, partly cloudy, 90. chicago, partly cloudy, 83. dallas it's going to be sunny but whopping 101. and l.a. a sunny 75. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows mainly clear skies along the west coast. and scattered thunderstorms across the plains. later today, it will be scorching from the midwest to the east coast, with temperatures around 100. look for rain in the southwest. and the northern plains will be hit with another round of strong storms. in sports, it's baseball's all-star break in phoenix, and you know what that means? home run derby. milwaukee's prince fielder smacked a towering homer that almost left the park, flying 474 feet. the longest hit of the night. in the final round, it came down to the red sox's adrian gonzalez, who an -- who hit 11 monster home runs but the yankees' robinson cano hit 12 on pitches thrown by his father, who used to play pro baseball.
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>> it was fun for me. i never thought in the beginning that i could hit that ball that far. i knew i could hit it out of the park, but not like that. i know for sure, i also surprised my dad. >> and some baseball bling this year, hitters took a swing at 24 karat gold leather balls, worth about 150 bucks each. another crazy fan almost got seriously hurt. look at the upper right corner. see that guy hanging over the railing there. he was trying to catch a home run hit by prince fielder and fell. lucky for him his brother and a friend caught him and pulled him back to safety. when we return another look at this morning's top stories. and thousands of muggles line up to say farewell to harry potter and the hogwarts gang. ♪ have a better day [ male announcer ] only subway has a deal
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on the cbs "morning news" here's a look at today's weather. it will be sweltering from texas to new york with temperatures nearing 100 degrees.
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severe thunderstorms will range from the northeast to the northern rockies. and the southern plains will remain hot and dry. here's another look at this morning's top stories. that brutal heat wave that engulfed much of the plains has moved to the east coast. triple digit temperatures are expected in many areas. and heat advisories are posted for much of the nation. and president obama and congressional leaders hold another round of budget talks this afternoon. yesterday's session failed to produce a deal on lowering the nation's debt. john, paul, george, ringo like you have never seen them before. christie's auction house has 46 pictures of the beatles, snapped during their show at the washington coliseum in 1964. the photographer, who was just 18 years old at the time, kept the pictures in his basement for the last 47 years. the photos go up for auction on july 20th. the eighth and final chapter of the incredibly successful harry potter series premiered
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here in new york last night. the stars of "harry potter and the deathly hallows: part 2" turned out, and so did their fans. manuel gallegus reports. >> reporter: cheers and screams for daniel radcliffe at the premiere of the final harry potter. what will he miss most about harry? the action. >> busting out of a ring of fire or falling down a 40 foot roof. like, that's fun. that stuff's crazy and mad and fun and you don't really get to do it that often. i will miss that. >> reporter: thousands of fans camped out, some for days, to get just a glimpse of radcliffe, emma watson or rupert grit, the likable stores forever part of their childhood. but movie standards harry potter is a phenomenon. the biggest franchise in hollywood history. more than $2 billion in ticket sales here in the u.s. for the first seven movies. remarkably, the original cast stayed together till the end. >> it's kind of like an unspoken bond between us all, i think,
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because we've come through this all together. we're very lucky to have that. >> reporter: for the young actors themselves it's a new beginning. >> it's exciting. i'm going to go traveling after i'm done with this. >> reporter: where are you going? >> you know what? i'm not even sure yet. >> i mean, i'll also miss the crew, the cast, you know, everything about what was my day-to-day life for ten years. >> reporter: they are no longer those wide-eyed kids who entered hogwarts so long ago. manuel gallegus, cbs news, new york. all right, it was a gutsy way to ask out a celebrity, but it appears to have worked. a marine stationed in afghanistan posted a video online, asking actress milla kunitz to the annual marine corps ball. >> milla, you can call me scott, just want to take a moment out of my day to invite you to the marine corps ball on november 18th, greenville, north carolina, with yours truly. so, take a second, think about it, get back to me. all right. bye now. >> well, she did. kunitz, who stars in the upcoming comedy "friends with benefits" actually accepted
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and aimed for militants in pakistan and the targets the scandal the public school system replaces four administrators after test tampering discovered there. shedding light and considering and the purchase of new light bulbs could endanger our personal freedoms. we're following these breaking stories, an eight-year-old abducted from his street. what you should look for and the heat as the temperatures soar. a reminder of how they can be. and being tracked through a web site for savings. changes to groupon you may want to hear. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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